SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
on tap @ nobi .. . lots of heat, but not really that boozy .. . gold amber .. decent foam .. . this is a great candidate for barrel aging .. . liked it but took a good while to finish .. . . Buy her a taco. Bitches love tacos. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from Mom's Liquor Cabinet. Very light pour with a big white head. Aroma is a little hoppy and very sweet. Taste is a ton of caramel, a little bit leafy, and just way sweet. ozarkspops (368) - - MAY 23, 2013
Crystal clear golden copper pour. Bright white medium head. Lots of lacing. Lots of pilsner malt in aroma. Mild citrus and earthy hop aroma. Bright malty flavor. Balanced but not overpowering citrusy and piney hop flavors. Decent amount of alcohol burn in aroma and in taste. . ---Rated via iPhone thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
(12oz bottle thanks to Dixonian) clear gold, soapy white bubbles. Nose is skunky, celery, can’t get past the UV skunking, american hops, grapefruit. Taste is vinous, brett, oak, grapes, wine, odd taste, something not right here. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Aroma of mustiness, and fruit - apricots. Pours a golden amber with no head or lacing. The taste is a musty and malty. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable after dinner sipper. However, I like Stone’s Old Guardian better.
djd07 (16292) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, honey, and spice. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt and light roast and dry finish. Good. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap. Pours with a clear yellow hued body with a medium sized white head. From appearance this could be a pilsner. Aromas are clearly not. Grassy, big toasty and biscuity malt character, medium ester, alcohol roundness. Flavors are of alcohol, medium estery, toasty and freshly baked bread malt and yeast notes, floral hop. Bone dry. Medium carbonation. Warming. Liked it. sjohnny (686) - - MAY 12, 2013
Sour and fruit aroma. Pours a cloudy honey gold with a foamy white head. Moderate lacing. Very fruity: citrus and pineapple, maybe a little pear. Crisp. Mild hops finish. Alright, Real Ale, you’re still not off the hook for discontinuing Black Quad but this is pretty good. alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Kind of a yellow-tan and somewhat hazy, not much head or lacing, despite a pretty rough pour over two bottles of sampling this beer.
Aroma is plenty of malts, tons of citrus, a little fruitiness.
Flavor has some true barleywine type aspects, fruitiness, maltiness, but is heavier on citrus flavors, and has a moderate hop flavor.
Body wise it’s fairly b arleywine-like, but lighter to some extent. Carbonation is pretty light. Drinkability is pretty good, I could possibly have two of these in a session, where most barleywines would be only one.
It’s an interesting take on barleywine. I commend RABC for trying different things. I look forward to their next beer that shows up on my local shelf. Because Blanco isn’t far from here, we’re getting some fresh stuff. Value-wise I’m always happy with RABC and have never complained about the quality to price ratio. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Its light, golden orange color is not what you’d expect from a barleywine, but justa bout right for a blonde barleywine. It has a fine, bright white head and slow, but steady carbonation. There’s a very pleasant, sweet, grainy aroma that’s gentle and not very reflective of the alcohol content at all, passing almost more for a malty blonde than a barleywine.
Once in the mouth, though, you can tell there’s something more to this beer. The pleasant, sweet character in the nose is joined by floral, perfume-like earthy notes and light-bodied, sweet, high-alcohol body that remind me more of a Belgian recipe than an American one. The lacing left behind by this is pretty sexy. It finishes with a sweet, strong grain flavor that very much reminds me of fermented pilsener malt. It’s light on the palate, but still strong, and easy to throw down. Not bad, and very nice for a blonde barleywine.